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Public Culture (2002) 14 (3): 515–544.
Published: 01 September 2002
...Rebecca L. Stein © 2002 by Duke University Press 2002 Rebecca L. Stein is an assistant professor of anthropology at the University of Minnesota. Her work on Israeli political culture has appeared in Social Text and Middle East Report . She is the author of National Itineraries...
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Public Culture (2014) 26 (3 (74)): 529–558.
Published: 01 September 2014
...Nikolas Kosmatopoulos In this article, I examine through ethnography one of the flagship techniques of the peace expertise in the Middle East and elsewhere, the so-called conflict resolution workshop. Faced with the widely recognized fact that the workshop in conflict resolution has become the...
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Public Culture (2016) 28 (3 (80)): 457–473.
Published: 01 September 2016
...Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh This article draws on research with and about refugees from across the Middle East and North Africa and examines the current Syrian refugee crisis through the tropes of visibility and invisibility. Adopting a deconstructive framework, it purposefully centralizes what has...
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Public Culture (2016) 28 (3 (80)): 447–456.
Published: 01 September 2016
...—approach to translation, emphasizing the intellectual gains (and risks) to be had from thinking of translation as an act of cultural interpretation rather than verbal substitution. 2016 Arabic literature Middle East translation Whether or not they really exist, untranslatables are good things...
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Public Culture (2009) 21 (2): 321–342.
Published: 01 May 2009
... the sociologist Akos Rona-Tas puts it, “the middle class is the nation proper. The typical member of a national community is a member of the middle class” (“Post Com- munist Transition and the Absent Middle Class in Central East Europe,” quoted in Sam Vaknin...
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Public Culture (1991) 3 (2): 93–112.
Published: 01 May 1991
... in pre-British Calcutta. Next to this iconic representation of the Bengali woman is the trademark of Tantuja. tably W. B. Yeats)as the “mystic from the East” and awarded the Nobel Prize for a book of his poems. lo Literally, Dhakai saris are saris made by the weavers of Dhaka...
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Public Culture (2015) 27 (2 (76)): 259–279.
Published: 01 May 2015
... secularism tradition Middle East Irfan Ahmad (IA): I intend to discuss your contributions to the anthropology of Islam. Let me begin by asking about your interests in the anthropology of religion. It was in the early 1980s that you published a sustained conceptual engagement with religion...
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Public Culture (2014) 26 (1 (72)): 51–77.
Published: 01 January 2014
... Northern California East Bay area and the Repair Cafe located in Palo Alto, California, but originally hailing from the Netherlands. It shows how each group, rooted in notions of individualism and reciprocity, comes to articulate particular ways of seeing and remaking themselves as citizens through the...
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Public Culture (2010) 22 (2): 369–397.
Published: 01 May 2010
...James Tweedie Using contemporary Chinese and Hong Kong cinema, the large body of writing on media emanating from Koolhaas and his atelier, and the headquarters for China Central Television as its primary touchstones, this essay examines the relationship between the current media environment in East...
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Public Culture (2016) 28 (1 (78)): 113–138.
Published: 01 January 2016
..., Southeast Asia, Africa, and the Middle East, the result of most of which was the devastation of those countries and the undermining of the institutions necessary for the establishment of stable politics ( Westad 2005 ; LaFeber 1983 ; Schlesinger and Kinzer 1999 ; Vine 2009 ; National Security Archive...
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Public Culture (2003) 15 (1): 195–198.
Published: 01 January 2003
... have witnessed violent conflict and ethnic cleansings. Yet, as I read Borneman’s proposals, the word coexistence kept coming to mind. In the Middle East, and particularly in Israel/Palestine, the idea of coexistence fades during periods of violence. Yet, notwithstanding media focus on current forms...
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Public Culture (2009) 21 (2): 433–434.
Published: 01 May 2009
... University Institute, Florence. His interests include masculinity studies, binational urbanism, and life stories in Israel/Palestine and the Middle East. He is the editor, with Dan Rabinowitz, of Mixed Towns, Trapped Communities (2007). He is also a founding member of the Jaffa Association for Human...
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Public Culture (2007) 19 (3): 615–616.
Published: 01 September 2007
... 2007 Contributors Asef Bayat is a professor of sociology and Middle East studies, the academic director of the International Institute for the Study of Islam in the Modern World (ISIM), and the ISIM chair at Leiden University, the Netherlands. His latest book is...
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Public Culture (1993) 5 (2): 249–250.
Published: 01 May 1993
... becomes, apparently, impossible for them to adopt the view of their own positions as part of cultural processes. What about, finally, the transportability of the cartoon to Japan, the Middle East, and other cultures? Contra Ivy, the only strong...
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Public Culture (2006) 18 (2): 439–440.
Published: 01 May 2006
... postcolonial Muslim societies of the Middle East and South Asia. Charles Taylor is professor emeritus of philosophy at McGill University and Board of Trustees Professor of Law and Philosophy at Northwestern University. He is...
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Public Culture (2012) 24 (3 68): 623–642.
Published: 01 September 2012
...- efits of moving the production of energy offshore, mostly to the Middle East. Oil workers there were isolated by the length of pipelines and tanker routes from the places where the energy was used, making it very hard to fight for political rights...
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Public Culture (2018) 30 (1): 173–196.
Published: 01 January 2018
... folklore with other globalized styles and original politicized lyrics, both in Arabic and in English. This cultural modification soon became successful among audiences in the Middle East, in Western metropolises, and increasingly elsewhere in the world. In this article, I examine how Ministry of Dub...
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Public Culture (2007) 19 (3): 415–424.
Published: 01 September 2007
... couple of people who had trained or lived in the United States, to teach the courses. M —— , the deputy, traveled to the United States (the director’s visa was denied). M ——  met with the rep- resentatives of prominent Middle East studies...
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Public Culture (2003) 15 (3): 587–592.
Published: 01 September 2003
... Massad speaks indiscriminately of the “Arab world,” “Muslim world,” and “Arab and Muslim worlds,” he has the nerve to state: “other problems [with the use of the term Middle East] relate to the fact that the Muslim world extends beyond the ‘Middle East’ into Asia and Africa and that the ‘Middle East...
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Public Culture (2010) 22 (1): 215–216.
Published: 01 January 2010
... professor of political science at Northwest- ern University. She writes and teaches about the cultural and religious founda- tions of international relations, focusing on relations between Europe, the United States, and the Middle East. She is the author of The Politics of Secularism in International...